|Coco Vandeweghe Shines at Australian Open
Southern California local and Nellie Gail member Coco Vandeweghe had her best result at a Grand Slam tournament at last month’s Australian Open. Her amazing run saw her take down #1 seed Angelique Kerber in the Round of 16 and cruise into a semifinal match against fellow countrywoman Venus Williams, where she finally fell 7-6, 2-6, 3-6. For the 25-year-old, she reached not one, but two of her personal goals – reaching another quarterfinal (which she did at last year’s Wimbledon) and making it to a semifinal. With her impressive play, she is currently ranked #20 in WTA and in the thick of Fed Cup play, where she just helped the United States move past Germany and into the semifinals. We’re hoping to see this star continue to rise!